Re: [gardeners] Weekend in the garden

George Shirley (
Mon, 13 May 2002 13:14:27 -0500

You know, I have no idea. I've never even seen a bloom. Just one day you look up and there's baby
figs on the thing. It's an old Brown Turkey fig grown from a rooted seedling a neighbor gave us
years ago. The only insects I've ever seen around the tree are wasps and I think they're just eating
nectar out of the end of a ripe fig. What does a fig blossom look like anyway?

Shoot, I just found out a couple of years ago that my sassafras tree blooms in the spring and has
tiny fruit that the birds just love. Been around fig and sassafras trees all my life too.

George, feeling pretty dumb now

Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> At 12:49 PM 5/13/02 -0500, you wrote:
> >We are hotter than normal for the year and I cheated on the peppers - I
> >bought good sized seedlings
> >at the feed store and kept them in the greenhouse for awhile. I was
> >surprised that they started
> >producing so soon myself.
> >
> >Yeah, your SIL should have figs on the tree in St. Louis already. Once the
> >leaves appear in the
> >spring the figs aren't far behind. Our fig tree is loaded at the moment.
> >
> >Got a cold front moving through today, low seventies in temps and we are
> >getting sporadic rain
> >showers, first rain in 6 weeks. Yay rain.
> >
> >George
> What insects pollinate your figs, George?  Margaret L